Press Releases

Scott Statement on Collapse of Latest Senate Trumpcare Bill

09.26.17   "Republicans promised for years to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with a better plan that lowers costs and improves coverage. The fact of the matter is that Republicans never had a plan that could achieve these goals. Just like the other failed versions of Trumpcare before it, this latest proposal would leave families paying more for worse coverage, strip guaranteed protections from individuals with pre-existing conditions, and impose a crushing age tax. This is not a step forward. … Continue Reading


Scott, Murray Lead Democratic Opposition to Weakening Overtime Protections for Working Families

09.26.17   WASHINGTON -Yesterday, Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and 77 other Democrats sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, urging the Department of Labor to support strong overtime protections. Instead of promoting policies to help more working families join the middle class, The Trump Administration… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on CBO Score of Latest Senate Trumpcare Bill

09.26.17   WASHINGTON - Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an initial analysis of the latest version of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill. "The Senate Republicans' rushed, last-ditch efforts to pass the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill without regular order has left CBO without time to provide a full assessment of the bill's impact on coverage and cost. However, CBO did … Continue Reading


Scott: Rescission of Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault Sends Disturbing Message

09.22.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the rescission of the Obama Administration Title IX guidance which provides protections to survivors of campus sexual assault. "Today's announcement is alarming. Instead of improving protections for survivors of campus sexual assault, the Department - without input from advocates, victims, and institutions - has added more confusion and chaos to the process. By… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Bill

09.20.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after reports stated that Republicans are hoping to rush to a vote on their Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill with only a scant budget assessment, before the CBO can outline the full consequences of the bill for working families. "I'm disappointed that Congressional Republicans and the administration have abandoned bipartisan efforts to bring greater stability to the Marketplaces for 2018. Rather than working collaborati… Continue Reading


Reps. DeLauro, Frankel, Cicilline, Scott and Senators Murray, Booker, and Gillibrand Slam President Trump’s Attack on Equal Pay for Equal Work

09.19.17   WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01), Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Booker (D-NJ), and Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) today led over 100 Members of the Congress in writing to the Office of Management and Budget and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in response to the Trump Administration's recent announcement of an immediate stay and review on collecting pay data o… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Death of Bill Goodling, Former Chair of Ed & Workforce Committee

09.19.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the death of former Pennsylvania Congressman Bill Goodling, who served as chair of the Education and Workforce Committee from 1995-2001: "It is with sadness that I note the passing of former Congressman Bill Goodling, who I had the privilege of serving with on the Committee. He was a tireless advocate for education, particularly on issues of literacy and child nutrition. While we sat on different sides of the p… Continue Reading


As Secretary DeVos Invites States to Test Boundaries of Education Law, Scott, Murray Urge Her to Follow the Law

09.18.17   (Washington, D.C.) - Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as Congress intended, and only approve state plans that meet all of the law's provisions. In an interview yesterday, Secretary DeVos urged sta… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Anthem Decision to Remain in Virginia Marketplace

09.16.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after health insurer Anthem announced they would continue offering insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act throughout Virginia: "Anthem's decision to stay in the Virginia Marketplace is welcome news for hardworking Virginians across the Commonwealth. I am grateful to Governor McAuliffe for his hard work to ensure that Virginians have coverage options. However, the Trump Administration continues to put access t… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Anthem Decision to Remain in Virginia Marketplace

09.16.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after health insurer Anthem announced they would continue offering insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act throughout Virginia: "Anthem's decision to stay in the Virginia Marketplace is welcome news for hardworking Virginians across the Commonwealth. I am grateful to Governor McAuliffe for his hard work to ensure that Virginians have coverage options. However, the Trump Administration continues to put access t… Continue Reading


House, Senate Democratic Leaders to Trump Administration: No Evidence for 18-Month Delay of Critical Protections for Millions of Retirement Savers

09.15.17   (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA), Ranking Member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, and Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs Committee, sent a … Continue Reading


Scott Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Direct Care Workforce

09.15.17   WASHINGTON - This week, Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) introduced legislation to invest in and support direct care workers and the people they serve. H.R. 3778, the Direct Creation, Advancement, and Retention of Employment (CARE) Opportunity Act will increase funding to entities that provide training and advancement opportunities for direct care workers. "Direct care workers provide critical services to our nation's seniors and individuals with disabilities," said Ranking Member Scott. "As … Continue Reading


Scott, Polis, Murray, Casey Introduce Comprehensive Child Care and Early Learning Bill to Ensure Families Have Access to Affordable, High-Quality Child Care

09.14.17   (Washington, D.C.) - Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Jared Polis (CO-02), and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act today, a comprehensive early learning and child care bill to ensure affordable, high-quality child care for working families across the country. "Decades of research… Continue Reading


Democrats Oppose Republican Attempts to Dismantle Worker Protections

09.13.17   WASHINGTON - TODAY, the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a joint subcommittee hearing on the so-called "Save Local Business Act" (H.R. 3441). Labor and employment laws have long held, where more than one employer controls terms and conditions of employment, an employee may hold multiple or joint employers accountable for violating wage and hour laws or refusing to collectively bargain. By creating a new, narrow defin… Continue Reading


Blunt Rochester Named Co-Chair of House Democrats’ Jobs for America Task Force to Create Aggressive Jobs, Economic Agenda

09.13.17   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) announced that she will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a real legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. Congresswoman Blunt Rochester will serve as co-chair for the Access to Jobs Task Force. "I've spent my career working to expand opportunity for all people, and I'm excited to … Continue Reading


Norcross Named Co-Chair of House Democrats’ ‘Jobs for America’ Effort

09.13.17   WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) - member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce - announced he will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America task forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans. Norcross will serve as co-chair for the Rebuilding America Task Force. "Working families in New Jersey and across the country are struggling to mak… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Trump Administration’s Sabotage of the Affordable Care Act

09.13.17   WASHINGTON - Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after reports that the Trump Administration still has not made September's outreach payments to enrollment assistance groups. "Over the past few months, we have seen repeated attempts by the Trump Administration to sabotage the Affordable Care Act - from refusing to commit to paying the cost sharing reduction payments that help make insurance affordable… Continue Reading


Senator Franken and Representatives Davis and Krishnamoorthi Lead Effort to Help Foster and Homeless Youth Succeed in College

09.12.17   Washington, D.C.- On September 12, 2017, Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced the Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2017 to provide robust support to help foster and homeless youth succeed in college. Congressman Bobby Scott, Ranking Member of the Education and Workforce Committee, and Congresswoman Susan Davis, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, join as origi… Continue Reading


Clark bill makes college more accessible to homeless and foster youth

09.12.17   Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act of 2017. Clark's bill lifts barriers to college entrance often experienced by homeless and foster youth facing questions about their independent status and financial eligibility. In U.S. public schools, more than 1.3 million students are homeless and nearly 428,000 are in foster care. These students often lack the support network they need to navigate a com… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Judiciary Committee Passing Bill Attacking Civil Rights For People with Disabilities

09.07.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee passed, on a party line vote, H.R. 620 the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, legislation that attacks the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a bipartisan civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and ensures access to places of employment, schools, as well as public buildings and … Continue Reading

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